Mary Frances (Baker) Blackman

January 31, 1936 ~ May 13, 2019 (age 83)


Mary Frances Blackman, age 83, formerly of Logansport and Gainesville, Fla., passed away at 12:40 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019, in the Indiana Veteran’s Home, West Lafayette.

Born January 31, 1936, in Springfield, MO, she was the daughter of Andrew Francis and Norma Blanch Evans Baker.

On February 12, 1972, in Illinois, she was married to Donald C. Blackman, who preceded her in death on June 13, 2014.

Mary had been employed as a cashier at the University of Florida and was an avid Gators fan. 

She loved crafting and playing bingo.

Surviving are children, Melodie (Jim) Zapp, Lake Butler, Fla., Mitchel (Deb) Huddleston, Middleboro, Mass., Tim (Michell) Huddleston, High Springs, Fla., and Glenda (Gary) Chambers, Logansport; grandchildren, Nathan Vinyard, Adam Vinyard, Joseph Huddleston, Mindy Huddleston, Meghan Lee, Logan Huddleston, Victoria Chambers, and Benjamin Chambers; nine great grandchildren; and 5 sisters.

She was preceded in death by a grandson and one sister.

The service will be on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at Kroeger Funeral Home, with Fr. Jeff Martin officiating. 

The visitation will also be on Monday, from 10:00 a.m., until the time of the service, also at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Veteran’s Home Hotel, or Indiana Veteran’s Home Memory Care Unit, both located at 3851 N. River Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Frances (Baker) Blackman, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Mary Frances (Baker) Blackman
© 2020 Kroeger Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA